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A New FHWA Guide on Why Crosswalk Marking Design Matters

The FHWA Guide for Marked Crosswalk Design, Spacing, Placement, and Safety draws attention to the effects of crosswalk design. Read on to learn how we conducted this analysis and what our research revealed.

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Unleashing the Power of Active Transportation to Fight Climate Change

A major cause of climate change is the country’s greenhouse gas emissions that come from transportation. Reworking our communities to emphasize active transportation methods can play a large role in reducing the toll it takes on our environment.

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One-Stop Shop: NCHRP Research Report 992 Offers a Handy Overview of Pedestrian Analysis

The Transportation Research Board’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program released Research Report 992: Guide to Pedestrian Analysis to help provide guidance and methods for developing safe, functional, and attractive facilities for people who walk.

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The Common Elements of Successful Shared Micromobility Programs

By Jessica Keller, Wayne Kittelson, Rachel Grosso, and Barrett Brown (Forth) Shared micromobility programs are still a relative newcomer to the transportation scene. The first…

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Safety in Numbers: How Quick Build Projects Are Playing an Artful Role in Securing D.C.’s Streets

Quick builds make streets safer and more comfortable for vulnerable users and allow D.C. to uphold its promise to citizens to reduce traffic-related fatalities and injuries.

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NCHRP Research Report 948: Making Intersections Safer for People Who Walk, Bike, and Roll

Historically, people walking and biking have not been prioritized in intersection design, and this is often apparent at Alternative Intersections and Interchanges (AIIs).

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Signal Timing for Pedestrians and Bicyclists: Highlights from NCHRP Research Report 969

NCHRP Research Report 969 describes a toolbox of treatments to better address the needs of pedestrians and bicyclists at signalized intersections.

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Linking Communities Through Active Transportation Infrastructure: An Equity-Focused Quest to Identify a New River Crossing

Honoring the culture and history of Willamette Falls was essential to identifying the best alignment location for a new bicycle and pedestrian crossing between West Linn and Oregon City.

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VDOT’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Treatments Website: A Practitioner’s Guide to Design Treatments That Support Safer Walking and Biking

At what types of intersections are bike boxes most appropriate? How much do separated bicycle lanes typically cost? The answers these questions can be found on Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)’s new Bicycle and Pedestrian Treatments website.